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Twitter Makes Sure Deleted Tweets Stay Gone

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 4:09pm 8/25/2015 at 4:09pm
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Twitter has effectively shut down a popular and controversial Twitter-scraping service that allowed activists and journalists alike to keep tabs on their favorite (or not so) politicians’ and diplomats’ online activities.

Politwoops and Diplotwoops existed as a way to archive deleted tweets from politicians and diplomats. Twitter cut off their API...

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How Does a Community Organizer Fight Terrorism?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:00pm 2/23/2015 at 12:00pm
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Now that the White House has concluded its summit on violent extremism, the State Department is soliciting the public for ideas on how to combat extremism.

Via The Right Scoop:

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Whatever happened to Justine Sacco?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 13, 2015 at 10:00am 2/13/2015 at 10:00am
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Back in December of 2013, a woman named Justine Sacco boarded a plane in New York that was bound for South Africa. She was planning to visit family for the holidays.

She tweeted what was perceived as a politically incorrect message to her tiny Twitter following and by the time she...

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Super Bowl Tweet of the Night

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 11:17pm 2/1/2015 at 11:17pm
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“The Call”

Suck it, deflategate.

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“#Ferguson” Takes Top Spot for Most-Tweeted Story

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 29, 2014 at 9:42pm 12/29/2014 at 9:42pm
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Over the past year, we’ve provided extensive coverage of the controversy surrounding the death of Michael Brown, the grand jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson, and the ensuing fallout, riots, and protests that wracked cities all across America. What started out as a local controversy turned into a national discussion,...

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It’s John Boehner’s birthday, and he’ll tweet if he wants to

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:03pm 11/17/2014 at 5:03pm
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It’s fun to watch politicians play with each other on Twitter, and today, Speaker John Boehner took advantage of an opportunity to take Dems to task over the very public truthiness problems in their messaging strategy.

Because it’s unheard of for Democrats to let an opportunity go to waste, both...

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Twitter sues to permit more disclosure of government snooping

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 3:30pm 10/7/2014 at 3:30pm
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Turns out Twitter is also fed up with this administration’s war on transparency.

Last month, Twitter released a report detailing how they’d been banned from reporting the extent of government surveillance on the platform. In that report Twitter explained:

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U. Illinois Prof: Zionists partly to blame for recent outbursts of anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:25am 7/19/2014 at 10:25am
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Steven Salaita is one of the leaders of the anti-Israel academic boycott movement in the United States. He even has authored a guide for other faculty as to how to implement boycotts of Israel at their own universities.

Salaita currently is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech and starting in...

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@Salondotcom lives on in the heart of @Salon

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:29pm 7/16/2014 at 6:29pm
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@Salondotcom was a brilliant parody account mocking Salon.com (@Salon), run by a couple of libertarian guys.

The parodies were pitch perfect, making it difficult to tell if it was the real thing, or not.

Apparently the parody account upset someone, because it has been kicked off Twitter.

I just pulled some recent...

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@SCOTUSblog trolls confused haters on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8:40am 7/1/2014 at 8:40am
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By now you’ve seen Monday’s Supreme Court decisions here and here, which – quite predictably – set off a nuclear reaction on Twitter.

Some of that outrage was misguidedly directed at SCOTUSblog by angry tweeters who thought they were surely tweeting the actual Supreme Court Justices. But as many of us know,...

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If you don’t ReTweet this, the CIA will drop a drone on your head

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 6, 2014 at 4:15pm 6/6/2014 at 4:15pm
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Personally, I’m partial to Rush Limbaugh’s first tweet:

But this one by the CIA is pretty good, too:

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Touré! Touré! Touré!

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 10:00am 5/25/2014 at 10:00am
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That would be Touré! Neblett, who is being Touré! once again.

I can no longer ignore this.

Too many readers are posting it on the Tip Line, emailing it to me, tweeting it at me.

Here are a couple of the key tweets:

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Turkey to lift ban on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2:03pm 4/3/2014 at 2:03pm
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The government of Turkey says it is lifting a recent ban on Twitter after a court ruling declared that the ban violated freedom of expression.

From the Associated Press:

Turkey’s government said Thursday it is lifting its ban on Twitter, a day after the country’s highest court ruled that the block is a...

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Guess what is the most common racial slur on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 6:20pm 2/15/2014 at 6:20pm
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Demos, a left-wing Soros-Open Society affiliated UK think tank, did a study of “slurs” on Twitter.

The Daily Mail Reports, Just how racist is Twitter?

10,000 racist tweets are sent ever day, a major new study into racism on social networks has discovered.

Research by the think tank Demos found the biggest insult was...

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We interrupt MSNBC bashing for breaking news about racist snow storm

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:00pm 2/1/2014 at 8:00pm
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I swear, Slate.com must be messing with my head.

Three days ago I had the Saturday Night Card Game all lined up. The MSNBC tweet heard round the world about conservatives hating biracial families just landed on my lap, the easiest SNCG post ever:

Kaboom — Michelle Malkin ripped MSNBC’s...

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#WhiteWomanPrivilege meets Festivus: The airing of bitter intra-feminist racial grievances

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:37pm 1/18/2014 at 8:37pm
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We have noted before the tensions between white liberal feminists and non-white liberal feminists.

Sometimes it breaks out into a Twitter War, as it did when #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen hashtag unleashed bitter intra-feminist racial grievances.

Or when Joan Walsh of Salon.com got into a twitter war with some ladies who did not like Walsh’s condescending...

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The worst Twitter day of all time

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:20pm 12/21/2013 at 9:20pm
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Yesterday was the worst Twitter day of all time.

Or at least the worst that I remember.

Some lady no one had ever heard of and who had about 100 followers at the time sent the Tweet above.

The tweet went viral.  Some guy at Gawker is claiming credit for finding it, although a lot...

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